Hubby’s request was for a dark chocolate cake.
I had visions of a grand 2 or 3 layer cake, surrounded by bars of chocolate and sprinkled with chocolate shavings. The vision would not become a reality. An accidental fall (not too serious, but serious enough that my ankle and elbow are stiff) prevented me from baking and frosting an elaborate cake. So what to do? Hubby cannot miss out on his birthday wish??!!!!!!
Enter these deep, dark, bitter chocolate brownies laced with bourbon! Instead of baking the brownies in an 8-in square pan, I baked them in a 7-in round, which gave them a bit of height. The brownie could not be plain ‘ole brownies so in went a quarter cup of bourbon.
(This particular bourbon is sentimental to me – it was one of the few bottles I took from my late father’s liquor cabinet before it went up in smoke)
The ganache used to garnish the cake was also laced with bourbon, but only about half a tablespoon.
Hubby loved it!
It was especially divine with a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream.